oh, this is truly gorgeous. I mean- it was disgusting, and even the most innocuous animation hit that uncanny valley viscerally enough to make me cringe, but I'm also strangely attached to the story and actually found myself rooting (hah!) for the two characters. there's a depth to both those characters and the moral questions posed that makes the whole thing so deeply memorable. and the interplay between the nature (hah!!) of the body horror involved and the contextual realities of the forbidden love, especially with the ending, feels like something that's going to be living rent free in my mind for a while.
overall, repulsive horror, visceral storytelling, grotesque imagery, somehow still so heartwarming it made me want to cry.